chapter  1
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THE PROBLEM

I.INTRODUCTIONT hepurposeoftheresearchdescribedinthefollowingpagesistoexaminethepsychologicalchangesinpeoplesubjected tovariousformsofoppression.Itisassumedherethatthe

complicatedsetofenvironmentalconditionswhichmaybetermed 'oppression'hasbeenrapidlyincreasinginstrengthandfrequency duringthepastyears.Itsinfluenceonthehumanmindmustbe deep,itseffec~graveenoughtoupsetthe~xistingpatternsofculture.Assuch,theinfluenceofoppressionwarrantsinvestigation, bothclinicalandexperimental,eveniftheexperimentisonlya pilotoneanditsresultsaremodestinrelationtothemagnitudeof theproblem.